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Department turnover a multifaceted problem

“I’m losing my mind because the turnover rate has all of a sudden gotten very high in my department. People are leaving their jobs at record rates. They all cite different reasons, but I suspect that it’s because there are ...

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It’s time for local workers to earn a living wage

Most recent statistics available from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor show that the top 10 percent of the population controls more than 70 percent of the nation’s wealth. People in the top fifth of the economic ladder ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Downtown Community Forum

For 15 years, Downtown Community Forum has provided the Greater Rochester community a “public square” experience in which to explore the compelling issues of our lives and times. The forum allows the public free access to speakers whose works and ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Leadership Rochester

Leadership Rochester is a development program formed in 1991 with the purpose of enhancing leadership potential in the Greater Rochester area. Each year, Leadership Rochester assembles a group of diverse people with leadership experience or potential and immerses them in ...

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Various options exist for managing rate risk

During the last two decades, after the federal deregulation that set off a pattern of interest-rate volatility, banks and other financial institutions have created tools to help corporations hedge interest-rate exposure when borrowing funds to meet business needs. These interest-rate ...

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Law to help enterprises provide health insurance

Last month I wrote about the new Family Health Plus program enacted by the state as part of the Health Care Reform Act 2000. In addition to a program of subsidized coverage for the uninsured, the bill also includes a ...

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Get used to discovering workers’ resumes online

By KATHLEEN DRISCOLL Managers at Work “I was surfing a well-known job listing site on the Web recently when I discovered that one of my employees had posted his resume. My first impulse was to get really angry at him, ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Rochester Area Community Foundation

One of more than 600 community foundations across the country, Rochester Area Community Foundation is a permanent community endowment designed to help charitable donors and their professional advisers meet the needs of this region through creative and effective philanthropy. The ...

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Union, district must seek ways to work together

The Rochester business community has a great deal invested in the smooth operation of city schools. Aside from the education of local children, the development of the area’s work force and the substantial employment generated by city schools, this educational ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Lifetime Assistance Inc.

NON-PROFIT REPORT A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Lifetime Assistance Inc. provides comprehensive services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Its primary objective is to encourage independence, self-reliance and respect for people with disabilities, ...

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Use software to manage customers

Use software to manage customer relationships Focus on your customers. Figure out what they want and need, and how you can make life easier for them. Fulfill their needs, and make long-term relationships pay. You’ll need the right tools; one ...

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Finding savvy mentor requires tact

“I’m a new manager overseeing one piece of a huge new project. The project requires us to hire new staff and put several new systems into place. There’s a lot of competitive pressure to get it done quickly and on ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Hillside Behavioral Health System

In 1837, a group of community volunteers banded together to found the orphanage that would eventually become Hillside Children’s Center. In 1996, the center’s board transformed the organization’s corporate structure to create what is now known as Hillside Behavioral Health ...

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Investing in real estate offers many advatages

During the 1990s, Americans were subjected to an abundance of information regarding investments. It is estimated that approximately 80 million Americans are investing in the stock market either directly, through mutual funds, retirement accounts or other vehicles. The last few ...

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Non-Profit Report: American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The organization’s national goal, to be attained by 2008, is to reduce death, risk and disability from heart disease and stroke by 25 percent. ...

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